Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Newsletter - Apr. 1st, 2010

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Newsletter - Apr. 1st, 2010

Bozeman Bike KitchenSpring at The Bike Kitchen

The Bozeman Bike Kitchen welcomes you all to the spring season, which as you know means be ready for anything: sun, snow, wind and rain. Spring also means cleaning the winter grime from your bike and getting ready for the glorious days of summer riding. To help, the Bike Kitchen is once again open on Tuesday and Thursday nights and looking forward to a fun and busy summer.

We need to remind everyone that our location is on a residential street. Our neighbors enjoy their dead end street for its quiet and lack of traffic. Please be considerate. We encourage everyone to ride a bike or walk to the kitchen (and everywhere) whenever possible. Cyclists and pedestrians please be respectful of the street and cars that use it. If you do drive to the kitchen please be considerate of our neighbors and remember their driveways and yards are not the appropriate places to park - - nor is the middle of the street. Please consider parking on Aspen to the West of Rouse and walking to the kitchen from there (being very mindful of the busy traffic on Rouse).

We are very excited by the growth of our work nights and love to have new people and old friends come and help us with our goal of getting bikes to folks that need them. Please also help us to be good neighbors.

Starting April 6th we will be returning to our summer shop hours which are:

Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Bozeman Bike KitchenSummer Volunteers Needed

We had a successful winter and a regular crew of both volunteers and people with cycling related needs in our shop most every Thursday evening. With our extended summer hours we are desperately in need of volunteers willing to help with our community oriented organization.

We are currently soliciting volunteers willing to help with our schedule of summer events as well as qualified bicycle mechanics to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Time commitments can be as little as two hours. If this sounds reasonable to you please email and we will put you in touch with one of our volunteer coordinators.

Bozeman Bike KitchenComing Events

  • GVBC Bike Swap - April 16th, 17th
    A rep from the Bike Kitchen will be at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds for the swap so stop and say hello. More info can be found at
  • Bike Kitchen ReCycle Drive - May 15th
    Mark your calendars, our annual call for bicycle donations begins with our ReCycle drive on May 15th. Bring us the bicycles you no longer need so that we can repurpose them for redistribution to the good people of Bozeman. More info about the ReCycle drive will be in our May newsletter.
  • Bozeman Bike to Work Week - May 15th to 23rd
    Bike to Work Week will feature daily events including one sponsored by the Bike Kitchen, Montana Safe Routes to School, and Bangtail Bicycles. More info about Bike to Work Week will be in our May newsletter.

Bozeman Bike KitchenWish List

Would you like to help out the Bike Kitchen by making a non-cash donation? Below is a short list of tools we have immediate need for. Please e-mail our head mechanic Casey to make arrangements to make these donations.

  • Hacksaw
  • 12" Crescent Wrench
  • Set of Standard Box Wrenches (8mm - 19mm)
  • Channel Lock
  • 3/8" Drive Rachet and Socket Set

Our Mission

We are a cooperative cycling center dedicated to making the use of bicycles as transportation and fun possible for all members of the Bozeman community. We need volunteers of all ages and abilities to help us refurbish bikes. We are located in the garage behind 425 E Aspen. For a map, please visit our Web site at

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